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Carter's Language Prompts Army to Implement New Policy Regarding Juvenile-on-Juvenile Sexual Crimes

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Today, Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) announced that the U.S. Army has adopted a new directive to address juvenile-on-juvenile sexual misconduct that occurs on installations in response to his legislation, the MINOR Act, and language Carter included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The Army’s new policy will establish installation multidisciplinary teams to address safety, medical, behavioral health, academic and social needs of juveniles involved in juvenile-on-juvenile sexual incidents. It will also require the Army to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours of report of incident.

Rep. John Carter: U.S. Army prompted to implement policy regarding juvenile-on-juvenile sexual crimes

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Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) has announced the U.S. Army has adopted a new directive to address juvenile-on-juvenile sexual misconduct occurring on installations in response to his legislation, the MINOR Act, and language Carter included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The Army’s new policy will establish installation multidisciplinary teams to address safety,…

Carter Statement on H. Res. 24

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) released the following statement on H. Res. 24: “Last Wednesday’s attack on the United States Capitol was a horrific stain on our nation’s history. I know my colleagues on both sides of the aisle have strong, justified feelings following this traumatic assault on America’s seat of democracy. Personally, I cannot condemn the actions of those who perpetrated this act of domestic terrorism enough....

Carter: Texas AG lawsuit was 'dangerous precedent'

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One of the Killeen area’s representatives in Congress supported a recent Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the result of the Nov. 3 presidential election; the other did not. On Dec. 7, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court. “The four states exploited the COVID-19…

Representative Carter, Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce MINOR Act

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(Washington, DC)- Yesterday, Representative John Carter (TX-31) introduced the Military Installation Non-Adult Offender Reform (MINOR) Act, along with Representatives Roger Williams (R-TX-25) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28). The MINOR Act requires the Department of Defense to enter into agreements with the head prosecutor of each state. These agreements will give jurisdiction of juvenile-on-juvenile crimes that happen on military installations to civilian authorities.

Carter Secures Victories for Central Texas in Funding Package

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Today, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) released the follow statement after the House passed both FY20 Consolidated Appropriations bills. These bills provide substantial investments for Ft. Hood, provide a pay raise for soldiers, prioritize national security, direct resources to school safety and support veterans.

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